Rathealy Ringfort facts for kids
|Alternate name||Stuaic of Rathealy|
|Location||Rathealy, Tullaroan, County Kilkenny, Ireland|
|Altitude||247 m (810 ft)|
|Area||0.8 ha (2.0 acres)|
|Diameter||99 m (325 ft)|
|Height||3 m (9.8 ft)|
|Periods||Early Christian Ireland|
|Associated with||Gaelic Irish|
Rathealy Ringfort is located on a hilltop 3.5 km (2.2 mi) north of Tullaroan.
Rathealy is believed to derive its name from Élothach mac Fáelchon, king of the Uí Cheinnselaig of South Leinster. There is a surrounding wall 3 m (9.8 ft) high and a ditch 6 m (20 ft) deep. It also known as the Stuaic of Rathealy, the Irish word meaning "peak" or "spike". A standing stone nearby may be pre-Christian.
Rathealy Ringfort is a trivallate rath with a rectangular house, circular house and souterrain entrance clearly visible.
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